Flirting with Faith
November 2009 Archives

I had a little trouble writing a gratitude list in a post last week. It’s not that I was feeling particularly ungrateful – just a little tired and a little blah as the days moved toward Thanksgiving. The holiday passed easily. […]

I met singer/songwriter Katie Rice about a month ago at a weekend retreat. The moment we greeted one another in the great room of the house we shared with a dozen or so fellow wanderers I sensed something in her […]

While we don’t need to wait for Thanksgiving to write a gratitude list, it’s not a bad time to reflect and say thank you. Here are some of the things I have to be grateful for today… My husband and […]

I am not great at resting.  Even when I have the time (which is rare) I find myself either filling my rest time with activity or retreating completely (i.e. a day or two at Holy Cross monastery) in order to […]

“What does it mean to live a Christian life?  A simple question that has been asked and answered in countless books and sermons. The faithful and those that would call them to task wrestle with it and set out with […]

Woke this morning thinking about the scripture that says the early Christians liquidated all they had and used it to serve God and one another.  44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they […]

This is the second in a series of guest posts from Christian scholars and thinkers regarding what Jesus might have made of the Charter for Compassion developed in response to religious scholar and TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong’s wish to […]

Here’s another Monotation from Spencer Burke, founder of the, and creator of these visual meditations with a single associated word meant to create space for personal reflection.  Tired and on deadline for my book today, this one helped me remember that, while circumstances […]

When religious scholar and author Karen Armstrong accepted the TED prize in February, 2008, she, like other recipients of the prize, shared a wish for the betterment of society. The former Roman Catholic nun who refers to herself as a […]

I am writing from a crowded Terminal A at Washington/Dulles Airport. The fact that I am here at all is a mini-miracle since my 9:25 a.m. flight out of Newark, N.J. was actually a 9:25 a.m. flight out of LaGuardia […]